TRAER - The North Tama girls' basketball team closed out its home-court schedule with a win over a former conference rival, turning back Gladbrook-Reinbeck 48-43 on Saturday night.
Sam Zobel led the Redhawks (12-6) with 14 points, nine rebounds and a blocked shot in the back-and-forth contest. Anna Kvidera tallied 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Madison Howard finished with 10 points and five boards as well in North Tama's third straight win.
Nicole Adair netted 14 points and Hayley Weber had 13 more to pace Gladbrook-Reinbeck (7-10).
The Rebels host Grundy Center on Tuesday night in NICL West Division action, while North Tama starts its three-game road swing to close the regular season with Tuesday's Iowa Star Conference match at Waterloo Christian.
South Hardin 51, South Hamilton 46
ELDORA - South Hardin used a second-quarter push and a trio of double-digit scorers to upend South Hamilton in non-conference play here Saturday.
Sarah Boomgarden scored 14, Kayla Prosser added 13 and Claire Damon had 12 as the Tigers (13-4) outscored the Hawks 21-14 in the second quarter to claim their second straight win. South Hardin led 36-27 entering the fourth before hanging on for the win.
Prosser hauled in 10 rebounds, Haley Lawrence grabbed nine and Damon had seven along with four steals. Kassidy Bunger chipped in six points and five steals. No stats were available for South Hamilton (1-17), which dropped its 13th straight game.
Wapsie Valley 46, BCLUW 39
FAIRBANK - The Comets saw a five-point lead transform to a seven-point deficit in the second frame as Wapsie Valley prevailed for its first win of the season in non-conference action Saturday.
Vawter led BCLUW with 10 points and Kendal Scurr added eight with five steals as the Comets dropped their fifth straight. Montgomery grabbed seven rebounds and Hannah Sams had six. No stats were available for the Warriors (1-15).
BCLUW starts a three-game homestand with NICL West Division foe AGWSR on Tuesday.
South Hardin 45, BCLUW 38
ELDORA - Damon drilled four 3-pointers and scored 14 points to help the Tigers avenge an earlier loss to the Comets.
South Hardin (13-4, 8-3) stretched a one-point halftime cushion to 39-25 in the third. Prosser and Lydia Rose each scored eight, while Boomgarden and Bunger tallied six apiece. Prosser grabbed a team-high nine boards.
Olivia Callaway posted game-highs with 15 points, 13 rebounds and seven steals for BCLUW (4-12, 2-9), while Mallory Vawter, Samantha Ubben and Nicole Montgomery all scored six.
The Tigers battle NICL West Division leader South Tama County twice in three days with a Tuesday meeting in Tama and Thursday's match-up at Eldora.
South Tama 46, AGWSR 36
ACKLEY - The Trojans raced to an 11-4 advantage in the first quarter before coasting to its 11th straight win.
Trisha Walz registered a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards and Tieranny Keahna tallied 13 points and seven rebounds as STC (12-3, 10-0) maintained its perch atop the NICL West Division. Madie Bacon also scored 10, Hailee Weiss grabbed six rebounds and Walz had five assists for South Tama.
Madison Fryslie paced the Cougars (9-8, 7-5) with 18 points, while Alexa Johnson grabbed 10 boards. Johnson and Alana Groninga each scored six for AGWSR, which travels to BCLUW on Tuesday.